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Microsoft wanted to offer people the full cloud experience. Well, now it has. The company's pre-beta Azure Services Platform has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Flexiscale with a massive outage - Azure's first. Azure went dark for a period of 22 hours on Friday and Saturday, leaving a "large number of deployments" …

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Paris Hilton

*NEW* The Azure Screen of Death...

...have they tried turning it off and on again?

Paris, 'cuz she would turn it on (again)

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Tom
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Find out exactly what went wrong?

You offer something this big and then you dont know why its gone tits-up?

Clueless system programming - you should patent that.

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Gates Horns

Not sure of what the problem was

But I'm sure that the solution was to reboot the whole thing

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Alien

Eggs and baskets

Saw this coming a mile away. Totally inevitable and predictable.

Guess who won't be 'clouding' his data.

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Don't you just hate it when that happens...

Welcome to our world MSFT!

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Joke

..clue??..

i am 4.5 years old and i am a pc

(usa advertisement)

%^%CRASH^&&^

that happens if you let kids work with windows

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rob
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Powered by Clouds

They need more propellers!

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The joys of centralized services

There's a reason why people stopped using timesharing bureaux and put individual computers in offices and on desks, y'know. As usual it takes 20 years or so for people to reinvent the wheel, and find out that they still get punctures.

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Boffin

Time for megacloud

What are the chances of all these clouds being down at the same time? I think parallelism is the way forward here.

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Paris Hilton

Flying IMC

As any IFR rated pilot will tell you, flying IMC in an open cockpit is dangerous because you get cloud in your mouth.

Paris. As she makes equally sense. Or not.

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Gates Horns

Windows Update

Well they have published the reasons and how it's not going to happen again.

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2009/03/18/the-windows-azure-malfunction-this-weekend.aspx

They blame a "routine os upgrade" - yes that same trick that cause the Yankee Group to declare Windows Server the most unreliable in the industry for 2008.

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